School of Nursing Programs
BSN Program. There are two tracks within the BSN program.
- Traditional BSN Track for students who wish to complete a baccalaureate nursing degree in order to be eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Exam in any state in the U.S. to become Registered Professional Nurses (RNs).
- The RN-BSN Track for those students who have graduated from an accredited NLN associate degree or diploma school of nursing, who are already Registered Professional Nurses (RNs), and who wish to earn their baccalaureate nursing degree in order to advance their career opportunities.
MSN Program. There are three tracks within the MSN program.
- The Nurse Educator (NE) Track for RNs who already have their BSN degree.
- The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Track for RNs who already have their BSN degree.
- The Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice: Pre-licensure (MENP-PL) Track for individuals (non-nurses) who hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and are interested in entering the nursing field with their MSN in order to be eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Exam in any state in the U.S. to become Registered Professional Nurses (RNs).
DNP Program - Doctor of Nursing Practice
Millikin is launching a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), a practice-focused doctorate. The Doctorate of Nursing Practice is available to professional registered nurses who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
The DNP consists of two tracks:
- Track 1 (Nurse Anesthesia) is for individuals who are Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepared nurses and want to become nurse anesthetists [*].
- Track 2 (DNP completion for MSN-prepared advanced practice nurses) is for advanced practice nurses (APNs) who want to complete the practice doctorate as their highest earned academic degree.
Certifications. In addition, the School of Nursing collaborates with the School of Education to prepare registered professional nurses from accredited baccalaureate nursing programs to be eligible to apply for the State of Illinois certificate issued by the Illinois Board of Education with the School Nurse Certificate (Type 73).